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This November 1958 photo of Randolph Air Force Base and Universal City (foreground) shows the beginnings of the housing boom in the late 1950s that gave impetus to the decision by residents to pursue incorporation. At the far left bottom are the first houses being erected by Johnnie Chuoke along Beechwood Drive in Rose Garden. At the lower center right is a vertical strip of house trailers in Trailertown. The first five blocks of Pat Booker Road from the railroad are beginning to fill in with businesses. Highway billboards line Pat Booker in the lower center where Randolph Plaza would be built in a few years. At the bottom right, almost hidden by the identification block, is the filling station that still operates at 1033 Pat Booker. (USAF)

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